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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
~ Pablo Neruda - [Books and Reading]

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A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations.
~ William Murray - [Books and Reading]

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Books and marriage go ill together.
~ MoliFre - [Books and Reading]

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Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
~ John Milton - [Books and Reading]

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Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
~ John Milton - [Books and Reading]

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Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book --I call that vicious!
~ Friedrich Nietzsche - [Books and Reading]

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Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Books and Reading]

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For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men.
~ John Milton - [Books and Reading]

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Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
~ William Penn - [Books and Reading]

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No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting.
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - [Books and Reading]

 

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